Daydreamer Shawl by Mikaela Bates

Daydreamer Shawl

April 2019
Light Fingering ?
29 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Linen stitch (sc, ch 1)
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
1586 - 1640 yards (1450 - 1500 m)
Large (5 sections in fingering weight yarn), Small (3 sections in DK weight yarn).
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I don’t know about you but I fell in love with ALL the fade shawls that knitters were making and wished I could knit so that I could make one too. I have even started learning to knit but honestly crochet is my first love and I knew I had to design one for all my crochet friends out there!

The Daydreamer Shawl is the answer to my obsession with the kite shaped fade shawl and I can’t wait to see what colours you’ve been daydreaming about.

This shawl starts with just 3 chains. That’s right - 3! 
So no long starting chain that you have to count and stitch into. Just 3 and you’re off and running, or rather crocheting.

But because I know not everyone wants a ginormous 2.4m long shawl made from fingering weight yarn, I have also designed this to work with DK weight yarn and make a smaller scale scarf. Why? Because I love you (and my son really wanted one too).

So are you ready to make your daydreams a reality?

See the hashtag #daydreamercrochetshawl for some inspiration.

Level: Easymediate (or Easy / Intermediate)
The pattern uses simple stitches (mostly sc and ch) with clever increases and decreases to create the shape.

Large size - 5 sections.
Yarn: Fiber Lily Aussie Sock, 80% Merino SW / 20% Nylon, 
fingering weight (4ply or sock yarn), 
~1470 m (1607 yd) or 350g (12.34 oz).
Size: 235 cm (92 1/2 in) wingspan, 65 cm (25 1/2 in) depth

Small size - 3 sections
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton, 
100% cotton, DK weight (8 ply), 
~600 m (656 yd) or 250g (8.8 oz).
Size: 180 cm (70 in) wingspan, 43 cm (17 in) depth

Included in this 25 page PDF pattern:

  • 23 tutorial photos
  • 7 other photos
  • 4 partial charts to assist with stitch placement.
  • Printable colouring page to help your daydreaming process!
  • 2 different versions of the pattern to make 2 different sizes.
  • American English crochet terms used throughout.
  • Crocheted from a single point.
  • Clear concise written instructions with a layout designed to make it easy to follow and not lose your place.
  • Landscape layout that looks good on a laptop, tablet or phone (simply zoom in on half the page on your smart phone to see the pattern clearly in portrait mode).
  • Links to tutorials for special stitches.
  • Tips and tricks to help you make this pattern more easily.


  • 2 separate printable PDFs for each version with the full row by row stitch counts and pattern repeats so you can tick them off as you go and reduce paper usage.

You may sell items created using this pattern. Please credit Mikaela Bates - Vivid Kreations for the design and consider linking to this pattern if selling online, and please price your items with respect for yourself and other makers.